Narcissism and Materialism in Determining Life-Satisfaction among Physicians

Author: Fatima Afzal

Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, PhD
Degree: M.Sc
Year: 2014-2016
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Life satisfaction judgments are based on a selected set of relevant information that is accessible at the time of life satisfaction judgment. The objective of current research was to establish relationship among study variables in physicians and to check their demographic importance and gender difference. Cross sectional design was used in the present study. The sample was comprised of 150 physicians (N = 150) including 75 males (n = 75) and 75 females (n = 75), with age range of 25-50 years. Narcissism Personality Inventory (NPI; Raskin & Terry, 1988), Scale of Materialism (Richinnis & Dawson, 1992) and Life Orientation Test- Revised (LOT-R; Scheier & Carver, 1992) were used to assess the study variables. The current study highlighted that physicians with high narcissism and materialism were more life satisfied and gender difference were present among these variables. Moreover, life satisfaction is predicted by marital status. Physicians with high narcissism and materialism were more life satisfied. Moreover, life satisfaction was predicted by marital status and gender difference was found among study variables. The study can be used in improving life satisfaction of physicians by taking in consideration of results for devising management plans for improving life satisfaction in physicians.

Keywords: Narcissism, Materialism, Life Satisfaction.
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